Every day, people in countries ravaged by war and disaster leave their homes, and never go back. Many of these people walk for days or weeks in search of safety.

Walk Like a Refugee recreates that experience on a small scale. On a semi-annual basis, a family of three (Elizabeth Bromstein, David Jager, and their daughter Kismet Jager) walks out of our house in downtown Toronto, and continues 135 km to Niagara Falls. We do it to show solidarity with, and to raise awareness about, the world’s approximately 71 million displaced individuals and 26 million refugees.

During the walk we encourage donations that we put towards supporting these refugees through private sponsorship.

The last walk raised $25,000, the bulk of which went towards the sponsorship of two men on Manus Island. Their sponsor groups are currently awaiting their arrival.